Associate Professor in Food Robotics & Process Automation
National Centre for Food Manufacturing
Janet has considerable food and drink industry experience spanning over 30 years and working across a number of different roles from Factory Manager to Head of Operations. Sectors include produce, salads, dips and dressings, ready meals, soups, sauces and dairy. As a member of a busy manufacturing team she led and delivered varied projects including innovative, automated and robotic solutions, new packaging formats and novel ingredients. Janet has extensive supply chain experience including planning, procurement, forecasting, supply chain management, warehousing and distribution and time as a business implant with a leading retailer. Janet is an active consultant on support programmes for SME’s including Cotemaco, UEZ and Glafip. Her breadth of experience is reflected in both her academic teaching and her work in consultancy – meeting the real life needs of food and drink manufacturers and anticipating the opportunities that the future may present.